March 4, 2021 — Spring-like weather is almost here which means restaurants, bars, and shops in and around Philadelphia are re-opening for outdoor dining in addition to limited indoor service and takeaway. We’ve rounded up a list of establishments offering expansive outdoor set-ups and streetery areas to enjoy in the upcoming weeks ahead.
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Folks looking for a killer happy hour while enjoying the warmer temps are welcome to visit Art in the Age, Old City’s one-of-a-kind tasting room, home bar supply and bottle shop. They are offering a socially-distanced happy hour featuring a bevy of hot and cold libations available at special rates. Cozy Hour taking place in the heated seating area outside the Art in the Age shop in Old City every day from 3-5 pm. Additionally, guests are encouraged to stop by the spacious outdoor seating area for sipping on small batch cocktails, local craft beer, and enjoy delicious small bites during opening hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 12 – 6 pm.
116 N 3rd Street | 215.922.2600 | http://artintheage.com/
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Assembly Rooftop Lounge, Center City’s rooftop lounge with panoramic views of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, City Hall and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, is open for service with a sweeping space fit for folks to enjoy the warmer weather as well as an ample supply of fire pits and heat lamps to keep guest’s toasty during those chilly spring nights. Happy hour is available from 4 – 6 featuring a full menu of small bites, craft beer, cocktails, and wine.
Opening hours: Thursday through Saturday 4 – 9 pm.
1840 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2723 | https://assemblyrooftop.com
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The Bourse, Old City’s modern artisanal food hall, is welcoming guests into the building for to-go ordering as well as expanded outdoor dining. Six vendors are currently opened, including Menagerie Coffee, Freebyrd Chicken, Scoop DeVille Ice Cream Parlour, Prescription Chicken, Marino Brother’s Cheesesteak and Grubhouse.
The Bourse Food Hall’s updated hours are Monday through Saturday from 7 am – 10 pm and Sunday from 9 am – 6 pm.
111 S Independence Mall E | 215.625.0300 | http://www.theboursephilly.com
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East Passyunk Avenue, home to over 150 independently owned businesses in South Philadelphia, is no stranger to expansive outdoor dining and streetery areas. Acclaimed Avenue restaurants such as Barcelona Wine Bar, Flannel, Cantina Los Caballitos, River Twice, and Bing Bing Dim Sum offer spacious venues for outdoor dining in addition to takeaway, sit-down, and delivery. Take a stroll and stop by one of the various eateries for cocktails and bites along the Avenue’s array of streetery options.
Check out the respective businesses’ websites for online ordering.
1904 E. Passyunk Avenue | http://www.visiteastpassyunk.com/
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Forsythia, Old City’s French bar and restaurant helmed by Chef Christopher Kearse, provides a safe and intimate dining experience at their outdoor set-up with an ever-evolving menu of French cuisine, craft cocktails, bold wines, and more. Forsythia provides hand sanitizer at each table, paper menus, and currently accepts contactless payment only. Limited indoor dining, takeaway, and delivery within one mile of the restaurant is also available. Reservations via the website or Resy are highly recommended.
Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 4 – 10 pm
233 Chestnut Street | 215.644.9395 | www.forsythiaphilly.com
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Jet Wine Garden, Jet Wine Bar’s adjacent outdoor oasis, will be operating table service as opposed to ordering at the bar. In addition to outdoor table service at Jet Wine Garden, Jet Wine Bar will continue to operate as a bottle shop, with wine, beer, sangria, and cocktails to-go — available for curbside pick-up or online order. Wine enthusiasts are sure to be impressed with their sweeping garden seating as well as their worldwide selection of wines.
Opening hours are Monday through Thursday from 4 – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday from 12 – 10 pm, and Sunday from 2 – 8 pm.
1525 South St. | 215.735.1116 | jetwinebar.com
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MilkBoy South Street, part of the iconic, Philadelphia-born MilkBoy brand known for booze, bites, and great music, has taken streetery to a whole new level with Rock Salt – their expanded and covered outdoor seating area. Diners can look forward to dining outdoors amongst a stellar menu featuring tasty bites, cocktails, canned beers, and a unique selection of house-made seltzers. Contact-less menus via scannable QR codes are available.
Opening hours: Monday through Thursday from 4 –11 pm, and Friday through Sunday from 11 am – 11 pm.
MilkBoy South Street | 4 th and South St | 215.925.6455 | www.milkboysouthstreet.com
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Philadelphia Brewing Company, the city’s largest and oldest brewery located in Kensington, holds an expansive, heated beer garden open for service year-round with bench style, covered seating available for guest’s to purchase beer to-go, enjoy the warm weather, bring-your-own-food, and is even dog friendly.
Opening hours: Monday through Saturday from 11 am – Midnight, and Sunday from 11am – 11 pm.
2440 Frankford Ave | 215.427.2739 | philadelphiabrewing.com
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Brunch haven, Sabrina’s Café, the locally grown group of popular breakfast, lunch and (in one case) dinner restaurants, is currently offering outdoor seating at two locations, Wynnewood, PA, and Collingswood, NJ. Patrons can enjoy spring-like weather whilst indulging in a long list of delectable menu items for breakfast and lunch such as Stuffed Challah French Toast, Huevos Rancheros, Kick A** Burrito, Burgers, and an array of vegan/vegetarian options.
Opening hours: Collingswood, NJ: Sunday through Thursday from 8am – 3pm, and Friday and Saturday from 8am – 8pm
Wynnewood, PA: Monday through Wednesday 8am – 3pm, Thursday through Saturday from 8am – 8pm, and Sunday from 8am – 4pm
714 Haddon Avenue | 856.214.0723 | https://www.sabrinascafe.com/
50 E. Wynnewood Road | 484.412.8790 https://www.sabrinascafe.com/
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Devil’s Den, the South Philly spot for pub fare and an extensive beer selection, is re-opening for service on Thursday, March 18 for limited indoor dining and a sweeping streetery area for outdoor seating. Temporary hours of operation are Thursday and Friday from 4 – 9 pm, Saturday from 11 am – 9 pm, and Sunday from 11 am – 5 pm.
1148 South 11th Street | 215.339.0855 | http://www.devilsdenphilly.com
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Just in time for spring The Dutch, the popular breakfast and lunch eatery with a focus on reinventing the Pennsylvania Dutch classics, is re-opening its doors on Wednesday, March 17 for outdoor seating, limited indoor dining, and takeaway. The popular South Philadelphia restaurant will offer a socially distanced outdoor set-up featuring stellar breakfast and lunch offerings, and optional BYOB for imbibers to enjoy.
Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 8 am – 2 pm.
1527 S. 4th Street | 215.755.5600 | www.thedutchphilly.com
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Fond, the acclaimed French-focused restaurant on East Passyunk Avenue, is re-opening for limited indoor dining, outdoor seating, and takeaway on Wednesday, March 17 boasting a version of their pre-pandemic Fond menu. Folks are encouraged to stop by their outdoor set-up on 11th and Tasker for classic and reinvented food offerings as well as craft cocktails, wine, and beer.
Opening hours: Wednesday through Sunday from 3 pm – 9 pm.
1537 S 11th St. | 215.551.5000 | www.fondphilly.com
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Boasting one of Philadelphia’s hidden gem of a outdoor garden space, Royal Boucherie, Old City’s American brasserie specializing in French-style cuisine, is re-opening with expanded new streetery in addition to their rooftop garden area and limited indoor seating on Thursday, April 1.
52 S. 2nd Street | 267.606.6313 | www.royalboucherie.com
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Silk City Diner Bar & Lounge, the eclectic Northern Liberties eatery, nightclub and bar, will re-open on Wednesday, March 31 with both socially distanced indoor and outdoor seating. The real star at Silk this season will be the verdant and vibrant garden peppered with a melange of art, sculpture and other visual treats from restaurateur Mark Bee’s findings in and around Philly.
435 Spring Garden Street | 215.592.8838 | www.silkcityphilly.com
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Stratus Rooftop Lounge, the chic, newly-renovated open-air rooftop bar and lounge located just across from historic Independence Hall, is tentatively relaunching on Friday, March 12 to the public for outdoor dining and sipping on Friday and Saturday nights in March. Expanded hours of operation are coming shortly…
433 Chestnut Street | 215.925.2889 | https://stratuslounge.com/
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Urban Farmer, Logan Square’s modern American steakhouse, is set to open for outdoor seating on their sprawling patio overlooking the Benjamin Franklin Parkway on Tuesday, March 23. Guests can look forward to a locally sourced menu offering grass-fed steaks, skuna bay salmon, pork chop, sandwiches and more, available for limited indoor and outdoor dining. Urban Farmer is working closely with the PA Department of Health to keep all diners safe. Reservations are strongly encouraged, and credit card transactions preferred.
Opening hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 4 – 9 pm
1850 Benjamin Franklin Parkway | 215.963.2788 | www.urbanfarmerphiladelphia.com
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Additionally, two Philly locales are set to re-open for service during the month of March for limited indoor dining, takeaway, and expansive outdoor seating and streetery. Stay tuned for official opening dates, hours of operation, and delicious food and beverage offerings from the following restaurants:
- · Twisted Tail, the popular Southern-inspired restaurant and bar on Headhouse Square.
o 509 S. 2nd Street | 215.558.2471 | http://thetwistedtail.com/
- · MilkBoy Philly, the landmark locale of the iconic Philadelphia-born brand located in Center City.
o 1100 Chestnut Street | 215.925.6455 | https://www.milkboy.tv